Barrington bike cop named latest Egremont police chief

Barrington bike cop named latest Egremont  police chief

EGREMONT — Great Barrington Patrolman Jason LaForest has been named Egremont’s new police chief pending contract negotiations. He will begin serving as the town’s latest police chief t on July 1, becoming the town’s third police chief. The Police Chief Search Committee members present at last week’s select board meeting all said the same thing: […]

Egremont chief opts for open disciplinary hearing before board

Egremont chief opts for open disciplinary hearing before board

EGREMONT — Police Chief Erik Josephson will appear before the select board in an open disciplinary hearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Josephson confirmed he decided the hearing would be open rather than a closed executive session, but declined to comment further and directed inquiries to his attorney, who could not be reached at press […]

Egremont board clears ‘wire-tapping’ officer accused by police chief

Egremont  board clears ‘wire-tapping’ officer accused by police chief

Selectman McGurn asked to release confidential minutes of probe to dispel invention of ‘fake facts’ By Hannah Shirley EGREMONT — In a complaint filed with the selectboard last June, Police Chief Erik Josephson accused full-time Officer Hans Carlson of creating audio recordings of people without their consent, a criminal violation of Massachusetts Wire Tap Law. […]

Selectmen threaten chief with discipline for talking to Record

Selectmen threaten chief with discipline for talking to Record

EGREMONT— Angered by Police Chief Erik Josephson’s published allegations that the town administration has pressured him to commit felonious acts, the Board of Selectmen has scheduled  a disciplinary hearing to be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. At the Jan. 8 regular select board meeting, Vice Chairman George McGurn said the board’s concerns with Josephson’s […]

In Egremont, retired police chief takes over for Tyler Race

In Egremont, retired police chief takes over for Tyler Race

EGREMONT — Brian Shaw will return to the police department he once led, serving as the interim chief while the town searches for a full time replacement. Shaw’s hiring comes after Tyler Race resigned last month for unspecified reasons, leaving a vacancy that town officials are being careful not to fill in haste. Race plans […]